Awaken Our Hearts!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 – “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows well.”
You are chosen.
John 15:16 – “You have not chosen me, but rather I have chosen you, and called you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name he may give it to you,” (Jesus).
You are accepted.
Ephesians 1:5-6 – “Having predestinated us into the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.”
You have a purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
As I was spending time in prayer this morning meditating on the seasons and cycles of the Lord, I heard the Holy Spirit say these words, “Women of God, Rise Up! This is your time, your season, your hour!” Beginning at Sundown tomorrow evening, March 23, we enter into the season and cycle of Purim leading up to Passover.
The story of Purim is told in the book of Esther. Purim is the biblical holiday that celebrates a great deliverance for the people of God from the wicked plans of the enemy, (Esther 9:26-29)! The person who led the people of God to this great victory was a woman. Her name was Esther.
Here are some things we can learn from the life of Esther.
Women of God, you too have obtained favor and grace from the King through the blood of Jesus. Therefore, go boldly before the throne of grace, (Hebrews 4:16, 10:19) to find help in a time of need.
Rise up in intercession for your spouse, sons, daughters and grandchildren. Rise up and make intercession for your city, state and nation. Rise up and decree the Word of the Lord over your workplace and sphere of influence. This is your time! This is your season! This is your hour! God delights in giving you the desires of your heart!
Like the enemy used Haman in the story of Esther, he always works through other people. The people are not your enemy. The spirit using the people is. Therefore take authority over the enemy and command that every spirit and principality let your spouse, sons, daughters, grandchildren, etc… go! Break the power of the enemy and decree that destructive patterns and cycles be broken. Decree that destructive relationships be broken! Declare the plan of God being done in their lives! Declare that all soul ties are broken. Decree healing and deliverance over their lives. Preach the Word to their addictions, destructive behaviors, unequally yoked relationships, etc… Release the love of God into their lives! Mail them a card but before you do, anoint it with oil and lay hands on it decreeing the Word of God over their lives! Anoint something of theirs with oil and declare revival, renewal and restoration. Call those things that be not as though they were, (Romans 4:17). Decree a thing and watch God do it, (Job 22:28). Pray for the outrageous and see God do signs, wonders and miracles on your behalf!
So what do you do when it seems like you’ve done all you can do, and yet nothing appears to be changing? The relationship is still in turmoil. The sickness hasn’t gone away. There still isn’t enough money at the end of the month to make ends meet. The person I love is still addicted…the child I love has turned away from God…I’ve been thrown into the middle of a crisis…
God is aware of everything that is going on in your life! He knows everything about you. He knows what you are going through. Most importantly, He cares about what happens to you. He cares about what happens in your life. He will meet you right where you are. God is not far away. He is as close as your next conversation with Him.